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Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

Online magazine of opinion. By University of Tennessee College of Law professor Glenn Reynolds.

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/
Rank this Week: 1

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Nov 23

    Tax-Free Buyouts of Coaches' Contract

    Tax-Free Buyouts of Coaches' Contract
    Following up on my previous post, The Tax Treatment of Buyouts of Coaches' Contracts: USA Today, Schools Buying Coaches' Contracts Instead of Buying Out: It long has been a practice for universities that want to hire a new coach to pay the…
  • Nov 23

    Muller: The NCBE's Role in Declining MBE Scores and Bar Pass Rate

    Muller: The NCBE's Role in Declining MBE Scores and Bar Pass Rate
    Following up on my previous posts (here, here, here, and here): California released its July 2014 bar exam results on Friday: a 48.6% overall pass rate (down 7.2 percentage points from 2013) and 61.0% first-time takers pass rate (down 6.7…
  • Nov 23

    Top 5 Tax Paper Download

    Top 5 Tax Paper Download
    There is a bit of movement in this week's list of the Top 5 Recent Tax Paper Downloads on SSRN, with a new new paper debuting on the list at #1: [387 Downloads] A Compendium of Private Equity Tax Games, by Gregg D. Polsky (North Carolina)…
Rank this Week: 2

DealBook

DealBook

Covers mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, IPOs, private equity, hedge funds, venture capital and law. From The New York Times.

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/
  • Nov 21

    Taubman Hires Top Sports Banker

    Taubman Hires Top Sports Banker
    Paul J. Taubman is bringing Don Cornwell, a managing director who specializes in sports team and gaming deals, to his boutique investment bank.
  • Nov 21

    Weekend Reading: Is the New York Fed a Cop or a Fire Warden?

    Weekend Reading: Is the New York Fed a Cop or a Fire Warden?
    Under rising scrutiny for its ties to Wall Street, the Federal Reserve played defense in separate Senate panels on Friday.
  • Nov 21

    Measuring the Apology of the Atlanta Hawk

    Measuring the Apology of the Atlanta Hawk
    In the fourth installment of the Apology Metrics series, Dov Seidman invites readers to participate in a survey on the apology of Steve Koonin for the Atlanta Hawks.
Rank this Week: 3

Above the Law

Above the Law

A legal tabloid that provides news and gossip about the profession's colorful personalities and powerful institutions, as well as original commentary on breaking legal developments.

http://abovethelaw.com/
  • Nov 21

    Associate Bonus Watch: Yet Another Firm Matches Simpson

    Associate Bonus Watch: Yet Another Firm Matches Simpson
    Biglaw firms are falling all over themselves to hand out money today.
  • Nov 21

    Non-Sequiturs: 11.21.14

    Non-Sequiturs: 11.21.14
    * A breakdown of Thomas M. Cooley’s bar passage rate. It’s… about as depressing as you’d expect. [Third Tier Reality] * Rapper being prosecuted on the argument that he benefitted from gang activity because the…
  • Nov 21

    50 Ways To Leave Your Biglaw Firm (And Keep Your Bonus)

    50 Ways To Leave Your Biglaw Firm (And Keep Your Bonus)
    If you are looking to move in the beginning of January, your finger should be pressing the call app in your phone.
Rank this Week: 4

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

Provides liberal coverage of crime-related political and injustice news.

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Nov 23

    Rudy Giulani's Shows His True Color

    Rudy Giulani's Shows His True Color
    Rudy Giuliani is justly taking a heap of justly deserved criticism for his comments on Meet the Press about race and crime today. In a discussion about Ferguson and the disproportionate number of white cops in neighborhoods with a large…
  • Nov 23

    The Next Generation of Mujahideen

    The Next Generation of Mujahideen
    ISIS has released a lot of videos the past few days. In one, Race Towards Good (full version available here, no violence) it takes us inside a training camp for Kazakh children. They are purposely indoctrinated from a young age (There's even…
  • Nov 23

    Former U.S. Ranger Claims al-Zarqawi Beaten to Death

    Former U.S. Ranger Claims al-Zarqawi Beaten to Death
    In 2006, the U.S. proudly announced that al Qaida leader al Musab al-Zarqawi had been killed in a U.S. airstrike in Iraq. Now there are claims he was murdered after surviving the airstrike. A former U.S. Army Ranger who writes using the…
Rank this Week: 5

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

Covers constitutional theory, feminist legal theory, law and economics, normative legal theory and more. By University of Illinois Professor Lawrence B. Solum.

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Nov 23

    Legal Theory Lexicon: Causation

    Legal Theory Lexicon: Causation
    Introduction Causation is one of the basic conceptual tools of legal analysis. And for most purposes, we can get along with a notion of causation that is both vague and ambiguous. In the world of medium sized physical objects (automobiles,...
  • Nov 22

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Our Word is Our Bond" by Constable

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Our Word is Our Bond" by Constable
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends Our Word Is Our Bond: How Legal Speech Acts (The Cultural Lives of Law) by Marianne Constable. Here is a description: Words can be misspoken, misheard, misunderstood, or misappropriated; they can be…
  • Nov 22

    Download of the Week: "Narrowing Precedent" by Re

    Download of the Week: "Narrowing Precedent" by Re
    The Download of the Week is Narrowing Precedent in the Supreme Court by Richard M. Re. Here is the abstract: “Narrowing” occurs when a court declines to apply a precedent even though, in the court’s own view, the precedent is...
Rank this Week: 6

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 5

    Vicky Henry, Women Against the Registry

    Vicky Henry, Women Against the Registry
    Video Description: Anyone convicted of a crime involving sex may be put on a public registry. At a conference on sex offender laws Vicky Henry, president of Women Against the Registry (WAR), tells of the horrendous consequences of the…
  • Nov 5

    CA - Sex-offender laws are ineffective and unfair, critics say

    CA - Sex-offender laws are ineffective and unfair, critics say
    Original Article 10/17/2014 By Puck Lo Frank Lindsay, 62, is a father, small-business owner and avid surfer. He’s also one of 105,000 people in California — and 760,000 nationally — listed as a sex offender. In accordance…
  • Nov 5

    PA - Pennsylvania's Megan's Law mandate unfairly punishes offenders, court rule

    PA - Pennsylvania's Megan's Law mandate unfairly punishes offenders, court rule
    Original Article 10/14/2014 By Peter Hall Some of Pennsylvania's latest sex offender registration requirements run afoul of a constitutional ban on laws that create new penalties for people who have already paid for their crimes, the…
Rank this Week: 7

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

Covers legal news. From the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Nov 23

    Japan prime minister dissolves parliament before election

    Japan prime minister dissolves parliament before election
    [JURIST] Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe [official profile] has dissolved the lower house of parliament [official website], enabling an early election to see how the public views his struggling economic policies. Abe had called for the…
  • Nov 23

    Human rights group issues report on international childrens right

    Human rights group issues report on international childrens right
    [JURIST] Human rights group ChildFund Alliance (CFA) [advocacy website] on Thursday issued a report [text, PDF] addressing the current issues with international children's rights commemorating the 25th anniversary of the United Nations…
  • Nov 23

    Investigation finds no fault by Obama administration in responding to Benghazi attack

    Investigation finds no fault by Obama administration in responding to Benghazi attack
    [JURIST] The US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee [official website] on Friday released a report [documents, PDF] stating that the Obama administration properly responded to the 2012 attack [BBC backgrounder] on the US consulate…
Rank this Week: 8

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

By Eugene Volokh, Dale Carpenter, David Kopel, David Bernstein, David Post, Erik Jaffe, Ilya Somin, Jim Lindgren, Jonathan Adler, Kevan Choset, Orin Kerr, Randy Barnett, Russell Korobkin, Sasha Volokh, Stuart Benjamin, Todd Zywicki & Tyler Cowen.

http://www.volokh.com/
  • Nov 23

    [Ilya Somin] Review of “The Mockingjay, Part 1″

    [Ilya Somin] Review of “The Mockingjay, Part 1″
    My wife and I recently saw The Mockingjay, Part 1, the third in the series of movies based on Suzanne Collins Hunger Games trilogy of science fiction novels. Overall, we were very impressed. Like the previous movies in the series, which I…
  • Nov 22

    [Eugene Volokh] The constitutional limits of prosecutorial discretion

    [Eugene Volokh] The constitutional limits of prosecutorial discretion
    An interesting analysis by Prof. Josh Blackman, which I thought I’d pass along; this isn’t my core area, so I don’t have a well-developed view on the subject, but Prof. Blackman’s analysis struck me as quite…
  • Nov 22

    [Ilya Somin] Are there limits to executive discretion in enforcing federal law?

    [Ilya Somin] Are there limits to executive discretion in enforcing federal law?
    Critics of Obama’s recent executive order on immigration legitimately worry that accepting its legality leads to unlimited presidential discretion over federal law enforcement. I think this concern is overstated. There are still some…
Rank this Week: 9

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Covers mortgage fraud information, fraud schemes and indictments. By Rachel Dollar.

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Nov 20

    Business Partners Jailed for Ripping off Banks and Real Estate Investor

    Business Partners Jailed for Ripping off Banks and Real Estate Investor
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Melvin Russell “Rusty” Shields, 45, Granite Falls, North Carolina, and Michael Sims, 60, Gilroy, California, the founders of the S3 Partners, were sentenced to prison for investment fraud and fraudulently…
  • Nov 20

    Man Sent to Prison for Stealing Real Estate Investment Fund

    Man Sent to Prison for Stealing Real Estate Investment Fund
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Christopher Burhans, 65, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Christopher C. Conner to 37 months’ imprisonment, two years’ supervised release and $1,658,205 in…
  • Nov 20

    Man Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Cleveland Credit Union of $2.3M

    Man Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Cleveland Credit Union of $2.3M
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. John Struna, 52, Concord Township, Ohio, pleaded guilty to defrauding Taupa Lithuanian Credit Union. The defendant received $112,105 from a bank co-conspirator for the purchase of a condominium located in Ft. Myers,…
Rank this Week: 10

Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

Covers England and Wales case law, legislation, and legal news. From the Inner Temple Library.

http://www.innertemplelibrary.com/
  • Nov 21

    Two cab drivers guilty of refusing to pick up blind man and guide dog – Daily Telegraph

    Two cab drivers guilty of refusing to pick up blind man and guide dog – Daily Telegraph
    ‘A blind man who was left standing in the pouring rain when two cab drivers refused to transport his guide dog has welcomed the decision to prosecute the pair so that “other people will not have to suffer”. Full story Daily…
  • Nov 21

    Lancashire sham marriages: Manchester gang jailed – BBC New

    Lancashire sham marriages: Manchester gang jailed – BBC New
    ‘A Manchester gang which set up sham weddings between Pakistani grooms and Portuguese brides has been jailed.’ Full story BBC News, 21st November 2014 Source: www.bbc.co.uk
  • Nov 21

    Conduct and disability – Employment Law Blog

    Conduct and disability – Employment Law Blog
    ‘Was there gross misconduct? If there was, did it justify dismissal? Those were issues before Judge Eady QC in Burdett v Aviva Employment Services Ltd, UKEAT/0439/13/JOJ, a case concerned with both unfair dismissal and discrimination…
Rank this Week: 11

Sustainability Counsel

Sustainability Counsel

Covers renewable energy, green technology, green building, climate change, and financial incentives.

http://sustainability-counsel.com
  • Feb 7

    All Good Things Must Come To An End

    All Good Things Must Come To An End
    As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end, and our blog is no different.  We have enjoyed nearly four years of blogging, but now it’s time to turn our attention to new endeavors and new outlets. … Continue…
  • Dec 20

    LEED® Certification Milestone

    LEED® Certification Milestone
    Read more about an important milestone for LEED®. Hannah Dowd McPhelin, Esq.  Filed under: Green Building Tagged: Green Building, LEED®, Sustainability Practices, USGBC
  • Dec 8

    GSA Speaks: Green Options Expand and The Fate of LEED v4 Deferred to Another Day

    GSA Speaks: Green Options Expand and The Fate of LEED v4 Deferred to Another Day
    Under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), GSA is required to evaluate green building certification systems for use by federal agencies every five years.  Recently, the U.S. General Service Administration (GSA)…
Rank this Week: 12

Law Blog

Law Blog

Covers law and business and the business of law. By the Wall Street Journal.

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • Nov 21

    Judge Strikes Down Illinois Pension Overhaul

    Judge Strikes Down Illinois Pension Overhaul
    An Illinois judge on Friday ruled that the state's overhaul of its troubled public-employee retirement system violates a state constitutional provision that forbids the government from making cuts to pension benefits.
  • Nov 21

    The Boehner Lawsuit Against Obama: an Explainer

    The Boehner Lawsuit Against Obama: an Explainer
    House Republicans on Friday filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration alleging that the way in which the White House implemented its health-care law violates the Constitution. Here's a quick overview of the legal arguments.
  • Nov 21

    Implications of Obama’s Immigration Overhaul

    Implications of Obama’s Immigration Overhaul
    Here's a roundup of political analysis of President Barack Obama's speech outlining his plan to give more than four million illegal immigrants in the U.S. a reprieve from deportation and a chance to apply for work permits.
Rank this Week: 13

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Nov 23

    Reviewing the potential and pitfalls in a notable problem-solving court in NYC

    Reviewing the potential and pitfalls in a notable problem-solving court in NYC
    Today's New York Times has this terrific lengthy account of the work of a unique "problem-solving court" in New York. The piece is headlined "In a Queens Court, Women in Prostitution Cases Are Seen as Victims," and here…
  • Nov 23

    "On Life Support: Public Health in the Age of Mass Incarceration"

    "On Life Support: Public Health in the Age of Mass Incarceration"
    The title of this post is the title of this notable new report from the Vera Institute of Justice as part of a new initiative called Justice Reform for Healthy Communities. A helpful report overview starts this way: Each year,...
  • Nov 22

    Interesting look at California's Proposition 47 and undoing collateral consequence

    Interesting look at California's Proposition 47 and undoing collateral consequence
    I just noticed, over at the Collateral Consequences Resource Center, that California Federal Public Defender Jeffrey Aaron has this new posting exploring the impact of his state's approval of Proposition 47 which downgraded various felonies…
Rank this Week: 14

Real Estate Law Blog

Real Estate Law Blog

Includes news, cases and commentary on real estate and property law in New York and nationwide. By Newman Ferrara LLP.

http://www.nyrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    ALL HAIL THE NATIONAL WATERMELON QUEEN!

    ALL HAIL THE NATIONAL WATERMELON QUEEN!
    Brandi Harrison, the 2014 National Watermelon Queen @ Homestead-Miami Speedway Saturday, November 15, 2014
  • Nov 21

    TASTING THE MODERN

    TASTING THE MODERN
    Caviar and egg Figs, beets & pears Foie gras & cranberry tart Pasta with white truffle Branzino steamed in spinach, matsutake mushrooms Kobe Beef glazed in bone marrow Sorbet Chocolate
  • Nov 21

    EMPTY FARMHOUSE KITCHEN

    EMPTY FARMHOUSE KITCHEN
    Went to Gary Rack's Farmhouse Kitchen @ Boca Raton Food was just ok.
Rank this Week: 15

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

By Kevin R. Johnson, Bill O. Hing and Rose Cuison Villazor.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Nov 23

    SNL Takes on President Obama's Executive Action

    SNL Takes on President Obama's Executive Action
    An excellent video to spark in-class discussion! -KitJ
  • Nov 23

    Professor Michael Olivas: House should be ashamed of its reaction to Obama's executive action

    Professor Michael Olivas: House should be ashamed of its reaction to Obama's executive action
    In this op/ed, Professor Michael Olivas criticizes Republicans in the House of Represntatives for the strong negative public reactions to President Obama's latest immigration initiatives. In so doing, he kicks things off with a wonderful film…
  • Nov 23

    Part of the Obama Plan: "Strengthen Border Security"

    Part of the Obama Plan: "Strengthen Border Security"
    Photo courtesy of U.S. DHS website As outlined in some detail by the Department of Homeland Security, President Obama's recently announced immigration plan has quite a few components. The very first item on the DHS list are measures to…
Rank this Week: 16

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
  • Nov 19

    Conflict Minerals Rule Heads For Panel Rehearing

    Conflict Minerals Rule Heads For Panel Rehearing
    Which means a redo of the argument. We'll outsource, via Corporate Counsel, to Cooley: The D.C. Circuit court of Appeals...
  • Nov 18

    Bainbridge on Fee-Shifting Bylaw

    Bainbridge on Fee-Shifting Bylaw
    5 days ago the WSJ published an opinion piece on Delaware's fee shifting bylaws. I read it with interest, thinking...
  • Nov 17

    Battling A SIFI Designation

    Battling A SIFI Designation
    Over at DealBook, I've got a take on MetLife's claim that it will be suing over its designation as a...
Rank this Week: 17

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Marcia L. McCormick, Paul M. Secunda, Charles A. Sullivan and Richard Bales.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Nov 22

    Jury Awards $186 Million in Pregnancy Bias Case

    Jury Awards $186 Million in Pregnancy Bias Case
    Pregnancy discrimination has been a visible area in the news recently. The EEOC has focused on this area, and the Supreme Court will look at a pregnancy discrimination claim later this term. To add to this attention, a California jury...
  • Nov 21

    Facebook Looks to Create Workplace Network

    Facebook Looks to Create Workplace Network
    Both the WSJ and BBC have recently addressed Facebook’s goal of creating a new workplace network. The network would be designed to converse with fellow workers, network with colleagues, and coordinate office materials. The BBC article…
  • Nov 20

    The Workplace Constitution

    The Workplace Constitution
    Why do most people today not have rights at work that come from the US Constitution? That’s the puzzle at the heart of a just-published legal history: Sophia Z. Lee, The Workplace Constitution from the New Deal to the New...
Rank this Week: 18

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.law.com/
Rank this Week: 19

Althouse

Althouse

Covers the law and news. From University of Wisconsin Law Professor Ann Althouse.

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 23

    "Right now, in a place you've never visited, a person you'll never know is dying."

    "Right now, in a place you've never visited, a person you'll never know is dying."
    "If he's dying in a particularly devastating way — and, more importantly, if he is leaving behind shareable content — it is possible that millions of strangers will mourn his or her death tomorrow. Why?... Grief porn is...…
  • Nov 23

    Obama will walk your dog.

    Obama will walk your dog.
    Even if you don't have a dog.He will walk your metaphorical dog. He'll do whatever it is you need done."I told John Boehner, you know, I'll wash your car. I'll walk your dog, whatever you need to do."Feel free to make that the first line of a…
  • Nov 23

    Mondrian kept an artificial flower, painted white, in his studio to express the feeling of "the lack of a woman in his daily life."

    Mondrian kept an artificial flower, painted white, in his studio to express the feeling of "the lack of a woman in his daily life."
    According to the card stuck to the wall in a London museum next to a 1926 photograph by André Kertész, which you can see here. The white paint — we were told by some curator — was "to banish entirely any recollection…
Rank this Week: 20

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Nov 23

    Cut Costs with Joint Life

    Cut Costs with Joint Life
    First-to-die life insurance, or “joint life,” may be a more cost effective way for a couple to concurrently get life insurance. The policy pays off when the first of the insured couple dies. It generally costs less than individual…
  • Nov 23

    Symposium on The Role of Federal Law in Private Wealth Transfer

    Symposium on The Role of Federal Law in Private Wealth Transfer
    The symposium issue of the Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 67: 6: 1531, addresses various facets of federal law in private wealth transfer. A number of the articles are followed by comments by other distinguished scholars, who not only address…
  • Nov 23

    Why Reconsidering IRAs May Be Beneficial

    Why Reconsidering IRAs May Be Beneficial
    Traditional IRAs have been a popular and often beneficial form of retirement planning. However, changing tax consequences and common misconceptions for IRAs create a need to reconsider if these accounts are still the best route for saving for…
Rank this Week: 21

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Nov 21

    Strategic Disclosure of Demand Information by Duopolists: Theory and Experiment

    Strategic Disclosure of Demand Information by Duopolists: Theory and Experiment
    Jos Jansen and Andreas Pollak explore Strategic Disclosure of Demand Information by Duopolists: Theory and Experiment. ABSTRACT: We study the strategic disclosure of demand information and product-market strategies of duopolists. In a setting…
  • Nov 21

    Brief of Amici Curiae Antitrust Law Professors in O'Bannon v. NCAA

    Brief of Amici Curiae Antitrust Law Professors in O'Bannon v. NCAA
    Thomas C. Arthur, Emory University School of Law, Amitai Aviram, University of Illinois College of Law, Edward D. Cavanagh, St. John's University - School of Law, Jorge L. Contreras, University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law, Daniel…
  • Nov 21

    My Tribute to Bert Foer

    My Tribute to Bert Foer
    Bert Foer is retiring from AAI. Presumably spending more time with the grandchildren and Esther will keep him busy. Maybe he will write a book. I hope he remains engaged with antitrust. I have thought quite a bit about Bert's...
Rank this Week: 22

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

By University of Toledo College of Law Professor Howard M. Friedman.

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 23

    Israel's Cabinet Approves Proposed Basic Law Declaring Israel As A Jewish State

    Israel's Cabinet Approves Proposed Basic Law Declaring Israel As A Jewish State
    The Jerusalem Post reports that Israel's Cabinet today voted 15-6 to approve three proposed versions of the highly controversial "Basic Law: Israel as the Nation-State of the Jewish People." The Cabinet Ministers' discussion descended…
  • Nov 23

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In Robbins v. Toole, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 160274 (SD GA, Nov. 14, 2014), Georgia magistrate judge allowed an inmate to proceed with his complaint that he was not being given food that meets his religious requirements.In Malipurathu…
  • Nov 23

    Court Enjoins South Carolina's Refusal To Recognize Same-Sex Marriages From Elsewhere

    Court Enjoins South Carolina's Refusal To Recognize Same-Sex Marriages From Elsewhere
    As previously reported, on Nov. 12 in Wilson v. Condon, a South Carolina federal district court struck down South Carolina's ban on issuing licenses for same-sex marriages. Attempts to stay effectiveness of the decision failed. (See…
Rank this Week: 23

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Nov 23

    Judicial Elections and Historical Irony

    Judicial Elections and Historical Irony
    Last week I was privileged to participate in a conference in New Mexico on the judiciary. The debates and assigned readings focused especially on judicial elections (a new issue-area for me). There, I learned that a little historical context…
  • Nov 23

    An Underwood (But Not Frank or Claire)

    An Underwood (But Not Frank or Claire)
    Everyone who knows me in real life knows that I can’t stop talking about my “new” 1930’s Underwood typewriter. It’s being shipped to me in time for the holidays, and it’s the first typewriter I ever bought. Lots of writers working…
  • Nov 22

    Just watch the video

    Just watch the video
    This article explains. I have nothing to add--skip to 22:38, when the respondent's argument begins. Somehow, law professors are to blame for this.
Rank this Week: 24

The Indiana Law Blog

The Indiana Law Blog

Covers Indiana law, as well as interesting developments in law and government. By Marcia Oddi.

http://indianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 25

Legal Scholarship Blog

Legal Scholarship Blog

Features law-related calls for papers, conferences and workshops. From the Ohio State Moritz College of Law, University of Georgia School of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law and University of Washington School of Law.

http://legalscholarshipblog.com
  • Nov 23

    Entertainment & Sports Law Symposium – Orange, CA

    Entertainment & Sports Law Symposium – Orange, CA
    Chapman University Fowler School of Law’s Entertainment and Sports Law Society hosts Taking Care of Business: How the Evolution of the Marketplace is Changing the Rules of the Game February 6,...
  • Nov 23

    Critical Global Business Issues: When Theory Meets Practice – Santa Clara, CA

    Critical Global Business Issues: When Theory Meets Practice – Santa Clara, CA
    Santa Clara Law, the Santa Clara Journal of International Law, and the Center for Global Law and Policy host Critical Global Business Issues: When Theory Meets Practice on February 6-7, 2015....
  • Nov 23

    LGBT Law—Oxford, MS

    LGBT Law—Oxford, MS
    The University of Mississippi School of Law OUTLaw present the 5th Annual LGBT Law Symposium March 20, 2015. im
Rank this Week: 26

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

Covers best practices in the criminal justice system. By Steve Hall.

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Nov 12

    An Infographic on Scott Panetti's Case

    An Infographic on Scott Panetti's Case
    This infographic touches on several issues in Scott Panetti's case in a visual fashion: Earlier coverage of Scott Panetti's case begins at the link. All prior coverage is in the Scott Panetti category index. The Supreme Court established…
  • Nov 12

    A Message From StandDown

    A Message From StandDown
    StandDown will be closing our communications hub on November 14. No new posts will be added to this website, and no new e-mails will be posted to the Google Group after Friday. Both the Google Group archive of e-mails and...
  • Nov 12

    Juvenile LWOP Resentencings Ordered in South Carolina

    Juvenile LWOP Resentencings Ordered in South Carolina
    The South Carolina Supreme Court ruling in Aikens, et al v. Byars is available in Adobe .pdf format. Justice Kaye Hearn wrote for the Court: In this case brought in our original jurisdiction, fifteen inmates who were sentenced to life...
Rank this Week: 27

IPKat

IPKat

Covers copyright, patent, trade mark and privacy/confidentiality issues from a UK and European perspective.

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 23

    Cats and Bags? The importance of trade secrets protection -- and a conference

    Cats and Bags? The importance of trade secrets protection -- and a conference
    Confidentiality is a bit of a delicate issue for felines, since a metaphor that we consistently encounter when dealing with the protection of trade secrets is that of "not letting the cat out of the bag". The metaphor is an apt one, however. …
  • Nov 21

    Les Mignardises du Vendredi

    Les Mignardises du Vendredi
    Wine and Donuts  Yesterday was Beaujolais Nouveau day and the celebrations may have lasted late into the night. Hopefully, the libations will help France forget the issues that the release by ICANN of two new generic top-level…
  • Nov 21

    The Consumer Protection Function of Trade Marks: Just so?

    The Consumer Protection Function of Trade Marks: Just so?
    This Kat been has thinking a lot lately about trade mark first principles in connection with his participation, together with fellow Kat Jeremy, in a forthcoming program sponsored by the International Trademark Association (INTA) on the…
Rank this Week: 28

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Nov 23

    Cross Country Conversation on Affordable Legal Service

    Cross Country Conversation on Affordable Legal Service
    After Rex Murphy attended the Canadian Bar Association (CBA)’s conference this past August, he must have returned with quite an impression of the pending crisis in the legal profession. Murphy hosted a keynote at the conference, but was…
  • Nov 23

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ
    Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of…
  • Nov 21

    The Friday Fillip: Through a Glass Darkly

    The Friday Fillip: Through a Glass Darkly
    The world is a great deal bigger than we know, bigger than we can even imagine. This, at least, we understand, albeit at one of those unhelpful meta levels in our culture’s epistemology. It is the task of science and religion, I…
Rank this Week: 29

The Am Law Daily

The Am Law Daily

Covers legal business news, analysis and intelligence. From The American Lawyer.

http://amlawdaily.typepad.com/amlawdaily/
  • May 4

    The Am Law Daily Has a New Home

    The Am Law Daily Has a New Home
    If you're looking for news about the business of law as practiced by the biggest, wealthiest law firms in the United States and the rest of the world, and stories about the lawyers who work at those firms, please visit the newly redesigned Am…
  • Apr 23

    Linklaters, Herbert Smith Advise on $1.7 Billion Vodafone Deal

    Linklaters, Herbert Smith Advise on $1.7 Billion Vodafone Deal
    The British mobile phone service provider will acquire business telecommunications company Cable & Wireless Worldwide.
  • Apr 23

    Mayer Brown Helps Nestle Whip Up $11.9 Billion Baby Formula Deal

    Mayer Brown Helps Nestle Whip Up $11.9 Billion Baby Formula Deal
    Nestle will acquire pharmaceutical giant Pfizer's infant nutrition business to expand its own global presence in the formula market. Mayer Brown, Skadden, Clifford Chance, and DLA Piper all have roles on the transaction.
Rank this Week: 30

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

Covers the Supreme Court of the United States. By Bloomberg Law.

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Nov 22

    This week at the Court

    This week at the Court
    On Tuesday the Justices will meet for their November 25 Conference. Our list of “Petitions to watch” for that Conference is here.
  • Nov 22

    January arguments, day by day

    January arguments, day by day
    The Supreme Court on Friday released the schedule of oral arguments for the session beginning January 12.  Arguments begin at 10 a.m. each day; each argument will be for one hour.  There will be no afternoon arguments. The daily…
  • Nov 22

    Oklahoma seeks faster health care appeal (UPDATED)

    Oklahoma seeks faster health care appeal (UPDATED)
    UPDATED 11:21 a.m.   The Oklahoma petition for review before the appeals court rules is here.  The state noted it is willing to have its case, if granted, put on the same briefing schedule as King v. Burwell, and asks for a…
Rank this Week: 31

New York Supreme Court Criminal…

New York Supreme Court Criminal Term Library

News and information gateway to web based services provided by the New York State Supreme Court Criminal Term Library in New York County.

http://crimlawlib.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 32

FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

Online supplement to Search and Seizure book. By John Wesley Hall, Jr.

http://fourthamendment.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    New format opened April 14th

    New format opened April 14th
    A new format of this website opened before midnight, April 14th. If you are here, please update your bookmark to go to www.FourthAmendment.com. Everything is there, going back to 2006. I'd been thinking about a new format, but the cost of…
  • Apr 12

    OR: No RS for frisk; defendant made no furtive movements and asked why the need for a search

    OR: No RS for frisk; defendant made no furtive movements and asked why the need for a search
    The officer lacked reasonable suspicion that defendant was armed to justify a frisk. Defendant, inter alia, made no furtive movements, and asked why the officers had to search him and his demeanor changed when it came up. Nothing here…
  • Apr 12

    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data

    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data
    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data by Zoe Tillman: => Read more!
Rank this Week: 33

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 34

beSpacific

beSpacific

Features law, marketing, Internet legal resources and technology news. By Sabrina I. Pacifici.

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Nov 23

    Regin: Top-tier espionage tool enables stealthy surveillance

    Regin: Top-tier espionage tool enables stealthy surveillance
    Symantec Security Response: ” An advanced spying tool, Regin displays a degree of technical competence rarely seen and has been used in spying operations against governments, infrastructure operators, businesses, researchers, and…
  • Nov 23

    The world economy in 2014 still in the doldrum

    The world economy in 2014 still in the doldrum
    United Nations Conference on Trade and Development – Geneva – October 2014. “The world economy has not yet escaped the growth doldrums in which it has been marooned for the past four years, and there is a…
  • Nov 23

    The State of the Birds 2014 United States of America

    The State of the Birds 2014 United States of America
    “One hundred years after the extinction of the passenger pigeon, the nation’s top bird science and conservation groups have come together to publish The State of the Birds 2014—the most comprehensive review of long-term…
Rank this Week: 35

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Nov 20

    Swedish Court Denies Assange Appeal

    Swedish Court Denies Assange Appeal
    A Swedish court has turned down Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's appeal against a detention order. His attorneys had argued that because he is currently in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, the order cannot be enforced against him. The…
  • Nov 18

    Reconciling Ownership of Copyright and Copie

    Reconciling Ownership of Copyright and Copie
    Aaron Perzanowski, Case Western Reserve School of Law, and Jason Schultz, New York University School of Law, are publishing Reconciling Intellectual & Personal Property in volume 90 of the Notre Dame Law Review. Here is the abstract.…
  • Nov 18

    Are Requests For Asylum Funny?

    Are Requests For Asylum Funny?
    The Guardian notes that Julian Assange's legal troubles are now fodder for a new BBC4 comedy called (of course) Asylum. Kayvan Novak will play the Assange character (it's not clear to me if that character will actually be Mr. Assange...
Rank this Week: 36

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Nov 23

    The President’s Executive Order on Immigration

    The President’s Executive Order on Immigration
    I want to discuss the way in which critics of the President’s Executive Order are making their case, as I think at least one of the arguments raises a genuine dilemma that I keep coming back to in my recent research. Here are some ways…
  • Nov 23

    The Grand Jury in Ferguson

    The Grand Jury in Ferguson
    Up until now, I have not had anything to say about the events in Ferguson. I’m not an expert on policing or racial profiling, and sometimes you have to know your limitations. But I am fascinated by the deliberations of the grand jury,…
  • Nov 21

    Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 67, Number 6

    Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 67, Number 6
    On February 21, 2014, the Vanderbilt Law Review, with the generous support of the American Trust and Estate Counsel Foundation, hosted a symposium entitled, “The Role of Federal Law in Private Wealth Transfer.” The following ten…
Rank this Week: 37

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 38

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Blogging resources, ideas and news for law firm bloggers. By Kevin O'Keefe.

http://kevin.lexblog.com/
  • Nov 22

    Oh the places you’ll go…

    Oh the places you’ll go…
    My blog is eleven years old today. It’s been a wonderful ride. All I could think of on this anniversary of beginning a blog in my garage, was “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” by Dr. Seuss. You have brains in your head. You…
  • Nov 21

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Immigration Executive Action, Flying Aircraft Carriers, Domestic Violence

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Immigration Executive Action, Flying Aircraft Carriers, Domestic Violence
    Of course, the big legal news of the past 24 hours is President Obama unveiling his long-awaited executive action on immigration. We have plenty of analysis on that front. Also, Chris Wolf joined me on LXBN TV to discuss the privacy framework…
  • Nov 21

    Nuts and bolts of social networking and social media for Utah Bar Association

    Nuts and bolts of social networking and social media for Utah Bar Association
    Download a PDF copy of this post here.    Professional and business development in the law is all about relationships and word of mouth. Never before have lawyers been presented the opportunity to build relationships and word of…
Rank this Week: 39

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Nov 22

    CONSISTENCY: The Most Urgent Action Against Climate Change

    CONSISTENCY: The Most Urgent Action Against Climate Change
    During the first two weeks of December, world leaders will lay the foundation for a new global agreement on climate change at the 20th Conference of the Parties (COP20) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Lima,…
  • Nov 22

    Introducing Astrid Puente

    Introducing Astrid Puente
    It’s our great pleasure today to welcome Astrid Puentes Riaño as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Originally from Colombia, Astrid holds an LL.M. in Comparative Law from the University of Florida, a Masters in Environmental Law from…
  • Nov 21

    Read On!: The Greening of European Business Under EU Law

    Read On!: The Greening of European Business Under EU Law
    Beate Sjåfjell and Anja Wiesbrock have just published “The Greening of European Business under EU Law” The relationship between environmentally sustainable development and company and business law has emerged in recent years…
Rank this Week: 40

Maryland Injury Lawsuit…

Maryland Injury Lawsuit Information Center

Covers medical malpractice, personal injury verdicts, truck accidents, and uninsured motorists. By Miller & Zois, LLC.

http://www.marylandinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 17

    New Maryland Appellate Opinion | Asphalt and Concrete Services v. Perry

    New Maryland Appellate Opinion | Asphalt and Concrete Services v. Perry
    The Maryland Court of Special Appeals handed down an interesting opinion in Asphalt and Concrete Services v. Perry, reversing a half million dollar verdict.  This case is a cautionary tale for lawyers who want to get every possible thing…
  • Nov 3

    Judge Decides to Ignore Cap in Non-Economic Damage

    Judge Decides to Ignore Cap in Non-Economic Damage
    Last month in a medical malpractice case in Milwaukee, a judge did something pretty amazing.  Here is the setup.  A woman has both her arms and legs amputated as a result of a Strep A infection and the treatment she received…
  • Oct 15

    Maryland High Court to Hear State Farm Property Damage Case

    Maryland High Court to Hear State Farm Property Damage Case
    I have taught insurance law for the last 17 years at the University of Baltimore Law School.  I think it is important to explain both the hornbook majority view and Maryland law.  Typically, what I’m saying is that the…
Rank this Week: 41

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Nov 21

    My Email is Down

    My Email is Down
    Email to my usual UM Law address has been down for the last 24 hours due to multiple hardware failures of the law school’s network hardware. Barring miracles, latest projections don’t have it up until Monday if then. If you…
  • Nov 21

    DETEKT

    DETEKT
    EFF and other fine groups announce DETEKT, a spyware detection tool. It’s a joint project with Amnesty International, Digitale Gesellschaft, and Privacy International. Read the disclaimers and instructions carefully. Note also that they…
  • Nov 20

    Why Obama’s Immigration Plan is Legal

    Why Obama’s Immigration Plan is Legal
    Here, via Marty Lederman, is the opinion of the Office of Legal Counsel underlying President Obama’s new ‘deferred action policy’ on certain classes of undocumented immigrants. Spoiler alert: the President is exercising…
Rank this Week: 42

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 43

ICT for Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding

Exploring the use of technology for conflict transformation, focusing on the use of information communications technology (ICT) for peacebuilding. From Sanjana Hattotuwa.

http://ict4peace.wordpress.com
  • Nov 5

    UAVs and peacebuilding: Some thought

    UAVs and peacebuilding: Some thought
    My work with UAVs is largely conceptual, framed by growing up in a context of war, deeply informed by having to deal with the enduring legacy of violent conflict even post-war and anchored to the inalienable yet often callously erased rights…
  • Sep 17

    Technology: Progress and Potential

    Technology: Progress and Potential
    An article I wrote for Alliance for Peacebuilding’s Building Peace magazine is now up on the web. In it, I look at both the significant progress around technologies to share vital information before and during a conflict or disaster,…
  • Sep 17

    Technology: Progress and Potential

    Technology: Progress and Potential
    An article I wrote for Alliance for Peacebuilding’s Building Peace magazine is now up on the web. In it, I look at both the significant progress around technologies to share vital information before and during a conflict or disaster,…
Rank this Week: 44

Threat Level

Threat Level

Covers privacy, crime and security online. From Wired News.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Nov 20

    Finally, a New Clue to Solve the CIA’s Mysterious Kryptos Sculpture

    Finally, a New Clue to Solve the CIA’s Mysterious Kryptos Sculpture
    In 1989, the year the Berlin Wall began to fall, American artist Jim Sanborn was busy working on his Kryptos sculpture, a cryptographic puzzle wrapped in a riddle that he created for the CIA’s headquarters and that has been driving…
  • Nov 20

    Julian Assange’s Appeal to Drop His Case Was Rejected By Swedish Court

    Julian Assange’s Appeal to Drop His Case Was Rejected By Swedish Court
    More than two years after Julian Assange sought protection at the Ecuadorian embassy in the UK, a Swedish court is still demanding he return to that country to face questioning in a sex crimes investigation. Today a Swedish appeals court…
  • Nov 20

    How the Dark Web’s New Favorite Drug Market Is Profiting From Silk Road 2’s Demise

    How the Dark Web’s New Favorite Drug Market Is Profiting From Silk Road 2’s Demise
    The eBay-style contraband bazaar Evolution has grown more than 50 percent in drug offerings since September. The post How the Dark Web’s New Favorite Drug Market Is Profiting From Silk Road 2’s Demise appeared first on WIRED.
Rank this Week: 45